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Piccolo's Italian Restaurant

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157 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4610 (Plum Street)
508-754-1057
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Generally Good, Except For The Decor

Piccolo's describes itself as fine Italian dining. We would agree with that description except for the decor. The food and service were very good, but the atmosphere was out of date and semi depressing. I'm giving it 4 stars because the service was warm, efficient and properly paced. However, at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Hop-Hillers
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Hopkinton, MA
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Bolton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and consistently great food.

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Thank Mark_Waxler
Sterling, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I went on Friday, 01/08, at 18:00. I sat at the bar that had 3 people drinking and 1 couple dining. The bar was staffed by 2 women. I selected a special, Pappardelle Bolognese, which was very bland tasting. It had none of the flavors, or depth of flavors, of a long cooked sauce (ragu). My next disappointment was in... More 

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Thank kamikazekiddo
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has two seating areas. The first is the bar area that also has table and chairs. The second area is a separate room with just tables and chairs for dinner. We got seated in the room with the bar and it was noisy, hard to hear. If you park at the Remax just down the street you can... More 

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1 Thank MrRichard2010
Hopkinton, MA
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Piccolo's describes itself as fine Italian dining. We would agree with that description except for the decor. The food and service were very good, but the atmosphere was out of date and semi depressing. I'm giving it 4 stars because the service was warm, efficient and properly paced. However, at almost $100 for two of us, we expected a nicer... More 

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2 Thank Hop-Hillers
Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Platepeddler Dis-Approved This restaurant is in the heart of the Italian section on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. Has a nice Decor in side with traditional italian music playing. Place has a strong aroma of gade cheese. Service was very good, rest is downhill... Two of us , ordered Salad, beverage, and entree. Entrees were the suggestion of waitress, not good!... More 

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2 Thank platepeddler
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We got into Worcester as evening was coming and had no idea where anything was. We happened upon this place, wanting a good sized pasta meal as we were going to run in the Boston Marathon two days later. We felt SO lucky to be here!!! The food was absolutely delicious - I would say the best marinara sauce I... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
Westfield, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Awesome meal last night! Vitello scallopino was absolutely delicious. My GF said the ravioli was the best one she ever had in her life (it was the appetizer one and it was as big as the dinner plate)! Atmosphere was old school - nothing special - table of about 12 men enjoying there night out, another families enjoying their dinner.... More 

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1 Thank westsidebernie
Dudley, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you are looking for GREAT food this is the place to go. The portions are good sized and their salads are great. The Insalata Bel Mondo and Insalata Fatima are the best. Three of us had, one of the specials for the day, Steak tips with gemelli pasta and spicy red sauce. Cooked perfect. Another had Gamberi Julianna, (sautéed... More 

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1 Thank Jane G
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had a party of nine for dinner. Every appetizer, salad and entree was fresh, tasty and delightful.

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Thank catherine w
Nashua, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My friend Derby calls Piccolo's "the best Italian food in Worcester County". If my dinner there is any indication, he's right on the mark. Very attentive service. The veal parmesan and the pasta sauce were the best I've had in memory. I had the least expensive Chianti on the menu, and it was very enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4610
    (Plum Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: 508-754-1057

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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